Nov.
2015

Missouri Business eNews
MO SBTDC, MO PTAC, Mid-America TAAC, Workforce Program
Transforming Missouri Businesses
MU Extension
Small Business Saturday shoppers

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Success stories
McCarty - Innovet

Innovet, Inc. - St. Louis

Tenacity learned in the service leads to tenacity as an entrepreneur ...


Veterans Worldwide excavation and concrete work for a Missouri National Guard Chapel. Veterans Worldwide Sales and Services, LLC - Gravois Mills

How can smaller firms compete in the federal marketplace?
Read about Veterans Worldwide Sales and Services' success.





Nanova - Columbia (Where are they now?)

Got cavities? There's an innovative, MU-developed solution for that.



For more information about doing business in Missouri, visit the MissouriBusiness.net website or contact a business development specialist at one of our centers to receive confidential assistance tailored to your needs.
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News & alerts
PTAC corner: Veterans first! VetBiz
VA, state of Missouri programs give priority to veteran-owned businesses.
Read about business programs for veterans.


Contest offers $5,000 to veteran-owned businesses
It's open to military spouses, too.
Read about contest to help vets, spouses.


Minority business ownership grows across the board in Missouri
African-American, Hispanic-owned firms grow nearly 50 percent.
Read about the latest minority business statistics.


Southwest Missouri achieves logistics greatness City of Joplin logo
Jobs, manufacturing, transportation intersect in Joplin area.
Read about Joplin-area's logistics advantages.


MO SBTDC employees news
Program is on the move statewide.
Read about new staff expertise.


DOL announces minimum wage increase for federal contractors
Wage increases to $10.10 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2016.
Read about new minimum wage for contractors.


Census rolls out small business data
Meet the goldmine that is the U.S. Census Bureau.
Read about new Census Bureau web tool and how to use it to gain demographic and economic data.

credit card with new chip
Chip cards: What you need to know
What's a chip card? Find out soon before it's too late.
Read about the new chips in credit cards.



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Tips
show your love for smallbizsat 10 tips for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday, is almost here -- are you ready?

shiny red stocking 12 tips for the holidays

For the 12 days of Christmas and beyond.


Upcoming application deadlines
Learning around the state

The BDP offers and supports a variety of outstanding educational opportunities throughout the year. Here are highlights of upcoming events.
Educational offerings are available for the following major subject areas:
  • Starting a business
  • Writing a business plan
  • Business management (including FastTrac)
  • Marketing/sales (including social media and e-commerce)
  • Finance/cash flow/bookkeeping (including QuickBooks)
  • Winning grants
  • Human resources/hiring employees
  • Growing a business
  • Exporting/international trade
  • Selling to the government
  • Special conferences for women, veterans, government procurement, more
Visit the small business training calendar or the procurement training calendar for more events, dates, details and registration information.

MO SBTDC
Mid-America TAAC
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Economic impact numbers reveal $105 of return for every $1 invested
From 2012 through 2014, the programs within the Business Development Program assisted clients in creating more than $2 billion in economic impact, including creating or retaining 27,170 jobs, increasing sales by $643 million, acquiring investments of $661 million and winning government contracts of $809 million. Read more about BDP impact.

Contact a BDP specialist near you and learn how to transform your business.

Do you have a topic to share with your fellow small business owners? Is there a topic you'd like to learn more about? Please send ideas to our editor Neal Fandek at FandekN@missouri.edu.

For more information about doing business in Missouri, visit the website at MissouriBusiness.net or contact a business development specialist or procurement specialist at one of our centers to receive confidential assistance tailored to your needs.

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